say somethign poncy about yourself - go on

(796 Posts)
Sobernow Tue 30-Jan-07 17:41:22

I think boasting about expensive flights is bordering on chavvy actually, not poncy at all. Surely it's poncier to boast about how small one's carbon footprint is.

BBWBabeLisa Tue 30-Jan-07 17:24:00

My dear friend said I was poncy for pouring Evian into my DD's beaker at toddler group the other day. I think I was justified on 2 counts...
1. It's on BOGOF in Tesco
2. the toddler group had Waitrose Soap in the toilets

NadineBaggott Tue 30-Jan-07 13:34:07

pentapeptides

it is actually Tirnanog! Which is why I think it might count as poncy rather than snobby!!

tirnanog Tue 30-Jan-07 13:22:42

that sounds quite cool actually

Just remembered something vee poncy - i am a member of NADFAS - national association of decorative and fine arts socs. Along with all the grey haired old ladies!!

Anchovy Mon 29-Jan-07 11:36:17

LOL Thunderpants "And I thought... what a poncy family we've turned out!! My grandad would have laughed if he could see us. He lived on fags and rabbit brains on toast"

As did mine. And he would just wear a vest at the table when eating the aforesaid rabbit brains"...

When DS said to me last summer "Mummy, did we grow this rocket in the garden or did it come from Ocado" I swear I heard the distant rumble of my grandfather turning in his grave.

NappiesGalore Sun 28-Jan-07 00:44:48

lol lisa... loving the milosevic comment.

is the jan thread still going then?? i have commitment issues, me.... cant stay in one place too long or i get itchy, lol. maybe ill drop in sometime... good to 'see' you anyway

Nightynight Sat 27-Jan-07 23:41:20

hmm
interesting thread.

one of the first mn threads was about yoga in primrose hill, and I remember regarding it in awe and wondering if I had landed up in the wrong place.

Im now just looking round my sitting room and wondering if I am completely down to earth and not at all poncey, or if my ponciness is so deeply engrained, that I no longer recognise it as such.

eg I only drink real coffee, but thats just normal in europe, instant is a mere british disease. and the 100 year old Grimms Fairy Tales that dd has just read, is one I picked up as a child in a junk shop. and most of the oil paintings on my walls, I did myself in my art school period. and my children are going to teach themselves skiing on the hill opposite our house as soon as I can afford some skis for them. no, Im definitely not poncey (shudders at thought)

TravellingontheClaphamOmnibus Sat 27-Jan-07 23:15:03

I haven't been to a pub since I left university.

nearlythree Sat 27-Jan-07 23:11:00

I don't believe in sending four-yr-olds to school discos.

BBWBabeLisa Sat 27-Jan-07 23:09:33

Must add, that he was only allowed to watch TV if it was the news, and at the age of about 3 turned to me one day and said "that Milosevic is a b**tard you know!". So at least she wasn't the PERFECT parent!

FirstAtForty Sat 27-Jan-07 23:09:11

Puy lentils

Redbush tea

I find it deeply and irrationally annoying when poo is spelt with an 'h' on the end (unless referring to Winnie, obviously)

BBWBabeLisa Sat 27-Jan-07 23:02:06

Hiya Nappies! Where u been hiding? Not seen u on Jan babies in ages. How's the house coming along?? Anyway, sorry, I digress, back to ponciness, if my snobbery over the neon item doesn't count them I'm snookered.
Can think of lots of things members of my family have done that at the time I thought was pretty poncy, I'll just have to be poncy by association.
My kid brother (now 12, at the time 6) was over from Spain to have grommits put in and post-op was recovering in a suite in a Park Lane hotel (my step-mother chose carefully when she left my old-man) when I went to babysit him for the evening. When faced with the smorgasbord (sp?) on offer from the room service menu he requested carrots, broccoli and eggs. As a junk food addict who at the time would rather have walked over hot coals than eaten a vegetable I thought a 6 year old kid ordering that when he coulda had anything was the ultimate in poncy. Then, when I offered him a sweet he replied "I'm not a lover of sweets!" Now of course I want child-raising tips from said poncy step-mother.

Thunderpants Sat 27-Jan-07 21:19:49

I looked at our breakfast table this morning and saw.... organic milk, organic weetabix, no sugary cereals, granary bread, blueberries, organic blood oranges and innocent smoothies. And I thought... what a poncy family we've turned out!! My grandad would have laughed if he could see us. He lived on fags and rabbit brains on toast

gingermonkey Sat 27-Jan-07 20:01:20

Of course real fur, I didn't realise there was any other? And if we could only go on the hunt again (bloody socialist govt) dd would have fox blood smeared on her face each weekend!








I am joking, of course....................

jajas Sat 27-Jan-07 17:07:51

Oh no not real fur!

JustSometimes Sat 27-Jan-07 16:02:27

Make our own bread (has to be rye)
Tea: has to be green in the morning and Twinings in the afternoon - in a teapot, bien sur!
We will take the tea and homemade scones out to the 'chalet' in the acres of garden (It's a summerhouse, but please don't offend) ponce rating: 8/10
We do have a baby grand piano but only because the full size won't fit....... now am I fibbing?!! (about the piano? Oh yes!!)

chipmonkey Sat 27-Jan-07 15:56:41

I corrected my dsis's grammar and pronunciation so much when we were kids that she bought me "Eats, shoots and leaves" for Christmas one year.

aviatrix Sat 27-Jan-07 15:42:04

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

gingermonkey Sat 27-Jan-07 15:26:04

fizz, my dd is actually allergic to all wool except cashmere. If someone goes near her with anything knitted she looks in horror at them and says 'is it cashmere?, I can only wear cashmere!'. She is learning about pelts next, no rabbit fur for my little angel - it's mink all the way!!!!!

fizzbuzz Sat 27-Jan-07 14:03:59

I am allergic to all wool except cashmere. My body has overidden my conscious mind in it's desire to poncey

suzycreamcheese Sat 27-Jan-07 13:45:28

is having a panini press poncy?

got barked at by barman once as always say '& fresh orange' back in my tequila days...

squiffy Sat 27-Jan-07 09:05:44

My best friends son is 9. When offered fresh orange juice at a party, he asked if it was made from concentrated oranges, and politely declined when this was confirmed.

squiffy Sat 27-Jan-07 08:52:53

1) I make my daughters formula with Evian
2) I only eat english asparagus, and only in June
3) I don't give my husband Blow-jobs. I get my butler to do it.

NappiesGalore Sat 27-Jan-07 01:08:06

hello lisa!! long time no 'see'... are you well?

no, the giving away of pink horror was a heroic and necessary act... youll have to dig deeper for 'poncey'

BBWBabeLisa Fri 26-Jan-07 22:45:03

Struggling to think of anything poncy.
I gave a man-made fibre marketstall type baby jogging suit in hideous neon pink that we were given by step-mil for DD's birth to charity shop as would be too embarassed to ever put it on DD - even just for visit to said step-mil. Does that count?

mollymawk Fri 26-Jan-07 22:17:40

I can think of lots of things but am too scared to mention them in case they are not really poncey at all, thus revealing me for the utter pleb that I really am...

FrayedKnot Fri 26-Jan-07 22:15:55

I only use salon shampoo & condtioner and would never buy anything they sell in Boots

I take organic green tea & mint teabags to work instead of using the (free) instant tea & coffee provided

slug Fri 26-Jan-07 21:58:58

I make my tea in a pot.

The sluglet was weaned on asparagus and blue cheese.

I make my own soup and bread but most poncy of all....I make my own stock.

(should be worth a ponce factor of at least 3 or 4)

suzycreamcheese Fri 26-Jan-07 21:53:05

mrs spoon sounds more the good life than poncy roasting yer own!
my man makes great job of it, very skilled and no mess ....

swedishmum Fri 26-Jan-07 21:38:55

Am now panicky that CAMy may be close friend of SIL. Paranoia or what??

NappiesGalore Fri 26-Jan-07 20:44:50

oh this is fun .

ok, so we have a hottub in garden, which cancels out the atrium dining room, no?

BUT

we're buying a baby grand piano..... and none of us plays the piano. yet. ponce factor? 8/10
(well, dp can a bit...)

i am impressed with the green coffee bean thing - V poncy.

thedevil Fri 26-Jan-07 20:31:26

you will be coming my way on judgement day then Tirnanog

tirnanog Fri 26-Jan-07 20:27:35

I drive a'Gun Brake'

pointydog Fri 26-Jan-07 20:08:43

orange or butternut, www?

WideWebWitch Fri 26-Jan-07 20:07:43

I have Cath Kidston teatowels and apron, does that count?
buy quails eggs for dd, who loves them. she also loves avocado
Have never, ever bought squash

tirnanog Fri 26-Jan-07 20:05:40

Is it possible to be a poncey 'pinko'?

jajas Fri 26-Jan-07 19:51:28

I also think that hot tubs are common, sorry!

MeImAllSmiles Fri 26-Jan-07 18:22:00

NP, common, common, I'm the only one I know with one! I want it to be poncy not common!!!!

OrmIrian Fri 26-Jan-07 18:11:59

Archers - poncey! Oh bugger! What else shall I do on Sunday mornings....

Arfabrain Fri 26-Jan-07 18:11:51

should you all not be stepping into your freshly drawn baths and gracefully accepting cocktails from Ol' Carruthers or something right now????

tirnanog Fri 26-Jan-07 18:04:57

-even though I live in Ireland,which surely negates all'Ponceness'

tirnanog Fri 26-Jan-07 18:02:13

I listen to 'The Archers' on a vintage radio.

Booboobedoo Fri 26-Jan-07 17:59:15

I feel my ponciness is already well-established.

pointydog Fri 26-Jan-07 17:56:49

on Radio 1940 as dh calls it.

Big ponce factor.

pointydog Fri 26-Jan-07 17:56:08

listening to the archers? You ponce.

Booboobedoo Fri 26-Jan-07 17:49:26

They make me think of Matt and Lillian in The Archers.

Drinking Gin and Tonic Dahhhhling.

MrsSpoon Fri 26-Jan-07 17:47:49

I would still like one though, a hot tub that is.

tirnanog Fri 26-Jan-07 17:46:39

pretentious-moi?

MrsSpoon Fri 26-Jan-07 17:46:39

NP, I agree there was someone murdered in one round these parts not so long ago.

MrsSpoon Fri 26-Jan-07 17:45:43

I don't drink instant coffee, we buy coffee in it's green bean state and roast it ourselves.

ponce factor 8/10

pointydog Fri 26-Jan-07 17:42:33

"I am poncy enough to query the claim that lounge is a French word."

yes, auld! I was poncy enough to pick up the dictionary to check the spelling of 'wrack' as in 'wracking my brains' but then thought nah. But the fact I picked up the dictionary to check 'wrack' while on a message board is var poncy. I knew I had it in me!

Booboobedoo Fri 26-Jan-07 17:41:36

'the nub of the ponce'

nailpolish Fri 26-Jan-07 17:40:22

hot tubs are common

<hides>

pointydog Fri 26-Jan-07 17:39:52

(reply to galore)

pointydog Fri 26-Jan-07 17:39:25

"i did make scrambled egg with smoked salmon bits in once, though served on regular plates... does that qualify??"

no. The plates is the whole point. The essence of the ponciness. The nub of ponce.

MeImAllSmiles Fri 26-Jan-07 17:35:53

I have a hot tub, is that poncy?

CAMy Fri 26-Jan-07 17:27:39

Yes OrmIrian it just doesn't feel right cutting small bunches of grapes for dd using great big kitchen scissors

I think I can feel a Mothers day present from dd coming on

ILoveDolly Fri 26-Jan-07 16:20:14

i didn't think i was poncy but we have some silver napkin rings and we use them...????

AuldAlliance Fri 26-Jan-07 16:17:54

Should have thought through my name more carefully, AA does indeed have dubious connotations. It has been shortened to Auld by other posters, but that just makes me feel ancient.

I did feel momentarily better on reading your post. Atrium is pretty good.

Then I recalled that my mother also calls the room off her kitchen a scullery. But fortunately no scullery maid in it. Nor butler in the pantry, sad to say. Think what she calls a scullery would now be known as a utility room.

NappiesGalore Fri 26-Jan-07 16:06:52

i suddenly feel very footballers wives...

NappiesGalore Fri 26-Jan-07 16:05:58



thanks AA (makes me think of alcoholics, that). yes! you win! especially if they have a butler in the butlers pantry... hehe

we had a pantry, but its gone to make way for the double height atrium which is a dining room, or will be. and we will have a housekeepers cupboard (or something) to replace the lost storage space in the new kitchen... make you feel any better?

AuldAlliance Fri 26-Jan-07 15:59:50

Oops, hadn't realised how long the whole thread is.
Posts from LadyMacbeth, Fri 26-Jan-07 at 10:01:12 and then 11:19:15 about words of French origin which people think are posh.
Where I come from, lounge isn't thought of as posh.
My parents, on the other hand, have a drawing room, a vestibule and..... a butler's pantry.
(AA scuttles off in shame at having such a high ponce factor in her gene pool.)

NappiesGalore Fri 26-Jan-07 15:50:37

wheres the bit about lounges then? (cant be arsed to trawl through thread, have a poncy house to poncily decorate...)

speaking of which, and along these lines, the rooms have 'names' on the plans so that all relevent parties know what we are talking about when we refer to one wall or another... and (jokingly) we have referred to some of ours as: Family room, Drawing room and Music room... do i win??? (we will call them the living room and the Grown-up living rooms in RL when the builders etc are gone)

AuldAlliance Fri 26-Jan-07 15:42:20

I am poncy enough to query the claim that lounge is a French word.
Etymology questionable, it would seem.
Ban it from your homes by all means, but find another excuse.

NappiesGalore Fri 26-Jan-07 15:38:38

grape scissors?? am starting to wish id made time to follow this thread from the start... sounds hilarious (and eye-opening)

OrmIrian Fri 26-Jan-07 15:36:03

socci - yes I think that just about defines it. The appearance of a thing is more important than it's use ie grape scissors eh Camy.....

NappiesGalore Fri 26-Jan-07 15:32:08

lol pointy. agree crapola (feel sure ive met people who would do that though...)

special things for brekkie? am in awe. can just about function at breakfasttime, let alone summon energy for poncy behaviour... mind you, i did make scrambled egg with smoked salmon bits in once, though served on regular plates... does that qualify??

nailpolish Fri 26-Jan-07 15:28:29

KIWINAT

this thread may be of interest to you

NappiesGalore Fri 26-Jan-07 15:27:14

lol kiwinat. fast forward to kiwinat starting numerous threads on for sale boards selling barely used beautiful poncy baby items...

pointydog Fri 26-Jan-07 15:26:40

I don't do that Nappies, no! That would be... crapola.

And what is it with the special things for breakfast time?? You just couldn't dream it up.

NappiesGalore Fri 26-Jan-07 15:25:15

i think the books thing qualifies pointy... would you go so far as to buy books to put on shelf and either not read them or not enjoy reading them, just to have them on display?? - coz that would be poncy.

tirnanog Fri 26-Jan-07 15:25:00

I use Emma Bridgewater crockery-but only at breakfast.

pointydog Fri 26-Jan-07 15:24:48

"I don't want him to be ordinary."

kiwinat Fri 26-Jan-07 15:23:57

I spend a large portion of the day on the internet trying to find out of the ordinary things for the babe on the way. I don't want him to be ordinary.

NappiesGalore Fri 26-Jan-07 15:21:00

lol at trying desperately to come up with examples of ones own ponciness

and yes, matching shears and gardening clogs def poncy.

pointydog Fri 26-Jan-07 15:20:30

and I wanted 'my books' as in not dh's limited-themed collection or dds'.

pointydog Fri 26-Jan-07 15:18:48

socci, i have been wracking my brains to think of something poncy. And now you tell me I wasn't poncy, I was snobby!

Socci Fri 26-Jan-07 15:13:14

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Socci Fri 26-Jan-07 15:11:34

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pointydog Fri 26-Jan-07 15:08:23

When we moved to this house, I remember really wanting all my books on the bookcase in the living room 'cause then visitors would see that I do read some fine books.

That IS poncy. But I should be able to do better than that.

pointydog Fri 26-Jan-07 15:07:02

I am feeling excluded by this thread. For days now I have been trying to think of a good example of my own ponciness and have come up with nothing that fits the bill. And I know there MUST be something poncy I do, because I remember having poncy feelings occasionally.

I do think that posting on mn is the most poncy thing I do. Probably the only thing I would never own up to.

Anchovy Fri 26-Jan-07 15:07:02

Someone I work with has his initials embroidered on his bed-linen!

Presumably its in case he forgets them during the night...

NappiesGalore Fri 26-Jan-07 14:34:26

this thread made the talk round-up... and apparntly :

But surely ponce of the week must be Bakedpotato, who proudly declared: "Our builder is called Rupert."

i think i might be a close contender there then, 'cause our builder is called Augustine (Gus)and is really quite posh too. well? do i?

oh and, am refurnishing house and dp wont let me get anything, not a thing, even for the kids' rooms, from ikea. (though thats reflected ponceyness, as in fact, id like to get ikea stuff for the kids' rooms at least.)

Booboobedoo Fri 26-Jan-07 14:07:25

See? Just can't help it.

CAMy Fri 26-Jan-07 14:01:55

Don't be so poncey booboobedoo

Booboobedoo Fri 26-Jan-07 13:56:29

I've enjoyed releasing my inner ponce for a while.

I shall now tuck it away and try to behave in a more seemly fashion.

OrmIrian Fri 26-Jan-07 13:55:02

I've thought about it a bit more and I have to say that I'm proud not to be poncey in the slightest. In fact the older I get the less poncey I become. In fact by the time I'm 70 I will probably an addled old bag lady type stinking of p*ss with hundreds of animals in her house who swears at her neighbours and asks the binmen in for sherry ...... just like my dad's mum was

CAMy Fri 26-Jan-07 13:54:43

It's from my childhood and young adulthood when I used to hang about with real poncey people.

They always had beautiful silver grape scissors

Decant marmalade? No of course not, I like people to know its organic or whatever

Cloudhopper Fri 26-Jan-07 13:54:38

Well, they might sell the machines, have never noticed, but no I meant the cheese! I thought you had struggled to get it in the UK.

bosscat Fri 26-Jan-07 13:51:37

THey dont sell raclette cheese in my bloody waitrose! I had to order it from a specialist cheese shop in Brighton and it cost me £38 for a huge big wheel of it. I had to cut it all up and now I have a ridiculous amount my mother thinks I'm insane

They sell the actual raclette machines in Lidl???? are you sure because there is a whacking great spike sticking out of them, they would be offensive weapons in the Lidl's round here

OrmIrian Fri 26-Jan-07 13:48:07

CAMy! No!

Do you also decant (or wish to) your marmalade into a special marmalade container. MIL does.....

AeFondKiss Fri 26-Jan-07 13:47:27

I would never use the word chav to describe someone

CAMy Fri 26-Jan-07 13:42:46

The Bree contest is definitely running between LadyMacbeth and DizzyBint at the moment

Crassont? Wonder if that's the origins of crass


I too have always wanted a pair of (silver) grape scissors

Booboobedoo Fri 26-Jan-07 12:56:53

Think you may be right OrmIrian. Some things on this thread aren't ponce - they're old-money-why-would-we-behave-any-other-way.

I'd like to think that mine have been self-conciously pretentious enough to fit the ponce category quite comfortably. My background is middle of the middle.

OrmIrian Fri 26-Jan-07 12:53:01

Actually I think that ponce may be middle-class - my parents weren't really that. Mum used to pick me up from school in wellies and an old anorak...but we ate off antique plates and were organic by default as everything was homegrown. I reckon my mil had ponce-tendencies - I remember she lusted after grape scissors once...DH and I laughed at her...

OrmIrian Fri 26-Jan-07 12:50:31

My children now tell DH off for calling the meal in the middle of the day dinner (yessss!) and even talk about using napkins in MaccieDs!!

How poncey is using old family silver everyday? Actually that's my parents so doesn't really count. I think I've let the poncey-side down a bit since I married DH...

foundintranslation Fri 26-Jan-07 12:34:49

threshold <cringe>

foundintranslation Fri 26-Jan-07 12:33:43

In Germany 'raclette' is a little table stove/grill thing with individual mini-shovels on which you put pieces of cheese, meat, vegetables and then put them under the grill.

Nothing Disney-themed crosses our threashold either. A student of mine (trainee teachers) did a mock English lesson on a Disney theme and I wrote in her assessment that I didn't think it was appropriate for school.

franca70 Fri 26-Jan-07 12:19:34

no winnie the pooh here either.

Booboobedoo Fri 26-Jan-07 11:29:30

I won't have any Disney Winnie-the-Pooh themed stuff for my baby. Sacrilege.

Strictly E.H. Shepherd only (if at all).

Ponce factor... 7?

expatinscotland Fri 26-Jan-07 11:26:08

Raclette's resemble medieval torture devices.

Shiver

swedishmum Fri 26-Jan-07 11:25:33

CAMy, I live in a tiny village in the middle of nowhere but can get to J11 in about 5 mins in a hurry (once forgot my passport so had to rush back), or at least I could till they decided to dig up the road on the way to Hythe. Makes Waitrose a pain to get to at the moment

nailpolish Fri 26-Jan-07 11:24:45

ta lady mac, that is lovely

bosscat can I just say they sell raclette in waitrose

Do you have a pierrade too?

LadyMacbeth Fri 26-Jan-07 11:19:15

Fellow poncers...

PA the words are the usual - you know: lounge, toilet, dessert, serviette etc. The kinds that many people think are posh but aren't.

That was hard work typing them.

And. breathe...

Nailpolish the link to the gazebo is here . But this picture on the www does it no justice - you should see it in the catalogue all gloriously set up in English country garden at night time. Ooooo. Suits you.

Cloudhopper Fri 26-Jan-07 11:11:18

bosscat, we got Raclette from Lidl just before Christmas. Is that un-poncey because it is Lidl?

DizzyBint Fri 26-Jan-07 10:51:54

dh thinks i'm a complete snob because our upbringings were so very different. i grew up with my grandparents who can only be described as uber ponces. but i loved it.

all breakfast items are presented on the table in table ware, not the packets/containers they were bought in, this includes..milk, butter, cereals, jams, juice etc.

breakfast table is laid out properly with breakfast cutlery and crockery, a specific breakfast table cloth and matching napkins.

toast is presented in a toast rack.

there are specific cutlery items to deal with specifc breakfast fruits. grapefruit for example comes in a grapefruit bowl (has spikes in the bottom to hold it) with a grapfruit spoon.

my dh on the other hand...thinks if you eat a croissant you are a ponce, more so if you pronounce it properly rather than calling it a crassont.

Ellbell Fri 26-Jan-07 10:45:08

I want bunting .

I have been to a raclette party. Does that count? (With real raclette cheese. In France. With French people.)

I told my children that the TV was broken and wouldn't receive cITV any more because I couldn't stand the crapulous programmes and constant adverts any more.

nailpolish Fri 26-Jan-07 10:38:59

link to gazebo, please

filthymindedvixen Fri 26-Jan-07 10:37:34

I have bunting!
(i make my own.... with the kids)

We have bunting on our allotment too - made from coloured carrier bags. I should shut up now, shouldn't I?

tirnanog Fri 26-Jan-07 10:37:09

LadyM-the lit jam jars is a lovely idea,I shall try that.

jura Fri 26-Jan-07 10:34:27

Ooh, I was reading the CK catalogue in bed last night, and also seriously considered the gazebo! The fact that we have 2 gazebos already matters not one jot.

ParanoidAndroid Fri 26-Jan-07 10:32:15

LadyM - I'm very curious about which words of French origin you won't allow!!! Can you type them?

LadyMacbeth Fri 26-Jan-07 10:30:53

That's a coincidence tiranog! I was just admiring the Cath Kidston gazebo while reading the new catalogue on the, ahem, lav.

Am very as was also fantasising about putting one up in my garden this summer and hanging tea lights in jam jars around it.

tirnanog Fri 26-Jan-07 10:16:08

I have Tibetan prayer flags hanging in my garden.I also have a Cath kidson gazebo!

noddyholder Fri 26-Jan-07 10:12:27

badger has sent me here as I mentioned bunting on another thread

LadyMacbeth Fri 26-Jan-07 10:01:12

I don't think any of these are particularly poncey in the realm of Mumsnet but here goes...

I won't allow certain words of French origin in my house.

I buy food often based on its packaging and how poncey it will look in my cupboard/on the kitchen table, especially when we have guests.

I won't buy my dds clothes with slogans, fluffy animals or Mickey Mouse on them. I also draw the line at lemon yellow and peach.

I will only eat eggs that my chickens have laid and I will go for the vegetarian option in restaurants unless I know the meat is local and free range (and preferably organic).

My children are are only allowed BBC due to the frightful adverts on the other channels.

I listen to Radio 4 and get excited about their forthcoming features.

I refuse to wear any perfume you can buy at Boots (apart from Chanel's Allure Sensuale which DH brought back for me from Chamonix earkier this month).

jampot Fri 26-Jan-07 09:46:58

the day we were in Naas it was cold and raining hard and i was just surprised because there didnt appear to be any other big towny shops. In fact i dont even remember seeing a Dunnes . That said, i dont suppose we were up for really looking.

tirnanog Fri 26-Jan-07 09:40:15

Naas is a very up and coming town

expatinscotland Fri 26-Jan-07 09:39:45

I still think we need a little devil icon in here .

jampot Fri 26-Jan-07 09:37:39

i was shocked to see an M&S Food hall in Naas in Ireland - no offence to Naas residents

sunnywong Fri 26-Jan-07 09:36:18

that was because you were post 666, nothing personal

franca70 Fri 26-Jan-07 09:36:14

I have to agree with expat 9.22 post

ItsMeMellowma Fri 26-Jan-07 09:35:58

M&S Food Halls seem to be opening all over in Edinburgh, I predict that by the year 2010, M&S Food shall be deemed as "common"!!

jampot Fri 26-Jan-07 09:34:43

i too have a personal trainer

expatinscotland Fri 26-Jan-07 09:29:33

We need a devil icon in here.

FatFikAndFugly Fri 26-Jan-07 09:29:18

Oh I have another 'claim to ponce' I have a personal trainier.. anti ponce fact is I won't be able to say that after today <sobs gently into perfectly pressed white linen hanky>

sunnywong Fri 26-Jan-07 09:26:51

you appear to be the number of the beast, expat

expatinscotland Fri 26-Jan-07 09:25:01

The lunch/dinner thing. I thought this was a cultural difference, not a ponce/class thingy.

Ditto supper/dinner/tea. US southerners will often say 'supper' for the evening meal. But in other regions, it's dinner.

Yet some Brits will use dinner for lunch.

It's all so confusing!

expatinscotland Fri 26-Jan-07 09:22:06

This thread is fascinating to a foreigner!

Because a lot of the things considered 'poncey' here are quite regular in other places.

And other things some foreigners may not even notice.

nailpolish Fri 26-Jan-07 08:30:21

we have breakfast crockery and cutlery, and seperate crockery and cutlery for lunch and supper

2ManyPimms Fri 26-Jan-07 08:12:25

Bosscat - I LOOOOOVVVEEE raclette! Unfortunately, my raclette maker uses the sliced stuff from Waitrose. Yours is far posher!

arfishy Fri 26-Jan-07 07:41:00

or French, having read the thread

arfishy Fri 26-Jan-07 07:39:50

What sort of porn are you after SW? Waitrose & M&S porn, or Harrods, Selfridges & Duchy of Cornwall?

arfishy Fri 26-Jan-07 07:39:48

What sort of porn are you after SW? Waitrose & M&S porn, or Harrods, Selfridges & Duchy of Cornwall?

sunnywong Fri 26-Jan-07 02:31:16

would either of you care to indugle me in some Grocery Porn and share your shopping lists?

CAMy Fri 26-Jan-07 02:30:13

So what are you saying swedishmum you live in Folkestone?

I live v. near Channel exits and shop in France quite a lot as a consequence.

swedishmum Fri 26-Jan-07 01:05:23

Bosscat, all French hypermarkets stock it. I do French shop every couple of months but do live less than 10 mins from Eurotunnel terminal. I like to use other cheeses - jaarlsberg is good but my favourite is roquefort. Excellent veggie alternative. We've had ours for years and I still love it.

Mhamai Fri 26-Jan-07 00:33:52

I must have had the ponciest [sp] ex bf who introduced me to good ole twinings and only ate brown bread with cheese and marmalade for breakfast because some uber fantastic ex Swedish girlfriend introduced him to it, she's an ex I am too, poncy women maybe?????????? poncy men Nooooooooooooo!!!!

Sparkler1 Fri 26-Jan-07 00:24:28

Nothing poncy to say about myself at the moment but one of the girls I work with won't drink Earl Grey.........she will only drink Lady Grey!!!

Mhamai Fri 26-Jan-07 00:20:28

Round of applause for the ponces, thread should have read, I'm uber "insert class of choice" and let's see how posh we all are. ps everyone and the mostly aspiring to be above their percieved station. I too have way too many poncy tendencies to mention but am far to poncy to mention them on this thread.

arfishy Fri 26-Jan-07 00:03:32

Suzy - Fortnums Hamper on its way. In a wicker basket of course.

Linnet Thu 25-Jan-07 23:37:14

My dh will only buy the freshly squeezed orange juice from Marks and Spencers.

I buy all our fruit and veg from Marks and Spencers, supermarket fruit and veg is never as nice.

We quite often have Marks and Spencer sandwiches for lunch.

I'm beginning to think we should buy shares in M&S the amount of time and money we spend in there.

jampot Thu 25-Jan-07 23:29:20

wow thats some ponce factor bosscat. Did you find your specialist raclette cheese for the raclette spike?

bosscat Thu 25-Jan-07 23:23:30

I own a raclette. this is a strange culinary item which they have in swiss restaurants or the savoie region in france. it involves putting raclette cheese on a spike and having it with meats and salad. I spent 6 hours on the phone a week before Christmas trying to buy raclette cheese from specialist cheese shops for my raclette party on new years eve.

I am the only person I know who would spend 6 hours looking for specialist cheese

jampot Thu 25-Jan-07 23:20:03

i dont use plastic shop coathangers

jajas Thu 25-Jan-07 23:05:24

I have an Arab horse and drink Lady Grey tea

Ellbell Thu 25-Jan-07 23:02:14

Isn't Classic FM a bit common, though? (The adverts!) I think really it has to be Radio 3.

[My children fall asleep and wake up to Classic FM. ]

Lullabyloo Thu 25-Jan-07 23:01:20

ds 2.5 insists they are bottom burps
ds's small friend insists they are pooh bangs
which is worse i wonder.......?

margo1974 Thu 25-Jan-07 22:43:48

Corrected my mil & dh on the correct way to pronounce "Hotel Chocolat" (They're commoners from Bexleyheath)

If my dd passes wind she says "oh - I just made a noise from my bottom!" then "Pardon me Mummy" no words like farting in my house

Refuse to text talk when texting

When my husband told one of his colleagues our chosen names for dd2 he asked whether I was posh

Whenever I get excited, the facade slips and I talk lazily and drop my "T"s & "H"s

2ManyPimms Thu 25-Jan-07 20:12:04

I'm seriously I couldn't carry a tune if it had a handle!

jura Thu 25-Jan-07 20:08:19

I cannot imagine not pronouncing the "d" in Wednesday or the "k" in Breakfast. How else would you say it? Breffast?

To pronounce Wednesday totally as written (ie not "Weddensday") is poncey though.

2MP, it was years ago, my choir was featured as we were doing a gig at St John Smith Square, and they interviewed a long-standing member (someone else) and a new member (me!). I think I said something about being delighted at the variety it offered, Rossini in my very first week, recording session at Abbey Road in my second week!

(Since then have done lots more Rossini, and spent many happy hours doing take after take after take in Abbey Road too...)

paranoidand... ha ha ha motto "nothing brand new can REALLY be trusted" or "far too new-fangled for my liking"
pointydog I didnt say that as a grown-up (Her friends snigger) I believed them, its just what, osmotically(not sure if thats a word)I picked up along the way in our gaff! Although I do find myself curling backwards to things that I know I shouldnt.
B and W cat my father pronounces the k in breaK fast! I think thats poncy and a half.

2ManyPimms Thu 25-Jan-07 19:34:56

Jura shoots....she scores!!!

That must be a ponce factor of 25/10!

When were you on? What was the interview for?

blackandwhitecat Thu 25-Jan-07 19:33:10

From my father: peanuts and peanut butter are vulgar and you have to pronounce the 'd' in Wednesday. How poncey is that?

tirnanog Thu 25-Jan-07 19:21:28

Is it poncy or poncey?

pointydog Thu 25-Jan-07 19:07:08

How can pears soap be poncy? It turns into a gob of whitey mush after using it twice.

You're just trying to be poncy, fur.

ParanoidAndroid Thu 25-Jan-07 18:42:04

Sorry, nothing that is brand new....

ParanoidAndroid Thu 25-Jan-07 18:41:19

Furcoat - I laughed out loud at the dog bit. Cat people are definitely not acceptable unless the cats live out, in the stable or on the farm. (She says, with two pampered cats that live inside...)

I was going to say also re animals, that animals are more important than people - you might be rude/horrible to people but you never EVER mistreat an animal, and they always get fed/looked after before you do.

Nothing is brand new can really be trusted, usually old / inherited / worn in etc is okay - especially for cars, furniture, houses, clothes, umm and I'm sure there are others

ClareBos Thu 25-Jan-07 18:35:59

What a fascinating chat.

I wonder whether being poncy is the same as being a snob? My parents and grandparents suffer badly from inverted snobery, various things are "not for the likes of us" including shower curtains and fresh vegetables (my mother insists that no-one had brocolli, pasta or brown bread in the 70's). If anyone has read or seen Starter for Ten - that was me at university.

Isn't it funny how being English comes with it's own strange set of psychosocial hang-ups. I married an American and we're off to San Francisco within a year, which says everything you need to know about my ponciness.

vulgar =
any soap thats not pears or imperial leather or made at the farm
bubble bath esp - Matey which we loved at friends houses (ruined septic tank prob)
carpet in the bathroom (which we have inherited but covering lovely wide oak boards, will remedy soon.)
coloured towels
see the bath-time link, what must FCANK (oooh love the initials) be doing at the moment???they all ask.
etc............

I know - sorry, got carried away!

tirnanog Thu 25-Jan-07 18:14:43

That's not'poncey',that's good manners.

nail polish so right about sitting down and waiting till every one has finished. No leaving the table till every one has finished, except at big family gatherings where the smallest can leave and come back for pudding (not desert). Plates cannot be cleared until everyone has finished.
I do now-a -days find myself turning to Debretts etiquet(sp) and modern manners for all sorts of occasions - how sad. I am just continuing the draconion practices. Which I quite revel in now. I s'pose its like a comfort blanket>>>> sp to all of this.

NotAnOtter Thu 25-Jan-07 17:57:38

ahh this thread is refreshing

gingermonkey Thu 25-Jan-07 17:53:54

My best friend's mother (she shudders at being called mum, so common!) told her that the dining table was not for children, likewise the sofa. When guests were round for dinner the children were to retire upstairs, and not pester the adults.
I grew up on a council estate and DH lived in a caravan until he was 6 but we can be quite poncey nowadays, we offer a variety of teas to visitors, only use china tea cups and only make tea in the pot.

so right!!! Pardon - just as in pardon makes me squirm. Jade would say that after she burped!
its tummy not belly
dummies are completely common (dont believe that now!)
Yeees - no eating in public or stubbing cigarettes out in street (had to get dh to do it for me when we smoked!)
no fancy bow ties when it "black" tie no matching handkerchiefs and they must be ones that you tie
oh the list goes on
yes to thankyous
yes to Mr and mrs blah-blah thank Mrs Blah for her kind invitation.............
every one has to have something they can stand up and do aat family parties cringe cringe - recitation, song, musical piece!!! (thats Yorkshire for you)
People who dont have at least one dog are not to be trusted..........................

nailpolish Thu 25-Jan-07 17:47:18

i agree with the walking and eating - if dd's even have a nibble of anything before they are sitting at hte table - woe betide

and the same goes for starting your meal before everyone is at the table - everyone must be sitting down then you may begin

and i tell dd's you must always say "please may i leave the table"

jura Thu 25-Jan-07 17:44:36

2manypimms - I was interviewed on Classic FM.

Howzat? Score?

ParanoidAndroid Thu 25-Jan-07 17:40:47

Excellent post, furcoat. I would add:

It's a sofa, not a settee.
It's a sitting room, not a lounge.
You must never eat/drink whilst walking in public (apart from at horse shows when it is de rigeur)
Never ever clean your landrover
Flower is not pronounced the same as flour. You should say flaaaher.
You can only reply to invitations in one set way and in writing.
Mobile phones are common.
Colour TVs are pretty common too.
Satellite tv is utterly naff (not that it had been invented when I was a child but it's my parents' view now!)
Always ALWAYS write thank you letters.
Never say pardon.

I'll keep thinking .....

wow

Sounds like you had a minefield of etiquette to negotiate! How complicated!

These are things I have been brought up to believe rightly or wrongly :
You cannot say toilet even writing it has bought a small amount of sick to my throat!
You must never never use coloured loo paper, it gives you piles.
We werent allowed to watch ITV because of the adverts and crap content - like god forbid vulgar game shows.
Stripy toothpaste was common.
We were not alowed to wear anoraks.
Normal ovens were ditto - only a range or an aga.
We drank jasmine tea at 4pm
You had to go and visit a hospital or hospice at Christmas and hand round presents - tender age of 6 upwards old people used to grip your hand very tightly.
The cleaner was never called by her first name
You had to write a letter in fountain pen.
people whos perfume you could pick out from a crowd were tarts
tinsel -common
People who put their heating on full time were soft and had no backbone
You must only use flutes for champagne and the cork must sigh when its taken off
placemats are vulgar
also leather clothing not for work wear
children showing off
its napkins not serviettes
tinned food is for poor people
Sugared cerial makes you thick
also fizzy drinks
I never remember my mother saying these 'rules' to us all, but we gleened it over the years.
Arent some or prehaps you might think, all of them awful!
I have just stopped saying plaahstic and elahhstic!
PML at all this will now e-mail siblings to see if they remember more.

2ManyPimms Thu 25-Jan-07 17:04:01

I only listen to Classic FM or Radio 4.

Ponce factor - 5/10

tirnanog Thu 25-Jan-07 16:32:36

Although possibly you were not joking!

tirnanog Thu 25-Jan-07 16:29:32

lol at MamaGstring.

ParanoidAndroid Thu 25-Jan-07 16:27:56

You're absolutely right MB. 90% of my knobby family are v.v.v. posh but have no cash at all. The other 10% have made their money (shock horror from my dad's family)
and are laughing all the way to the bank

MamaGstring Thu 25-Jan-07 16:27:36

I use punctuation in text messages

ParanoidAndroid Thu 25-Jan-07 16:25:48

I refused to list my marriage and children in Debretts, and then my dear parents did it anyway

filthymindedvixen Thu 25-Jan-07 16:25:37

no, poncey would be luncheon!

ParanoidAndroid Thu 25-Jan-07 16:24:38

Most of my rellies are complete knobs to be honest!! I'm ashamed of them. And I refuse to wear 'the family signet ring'. And I don't have a nanny that I bring to family parties. And I rode a motorbike to my cousin's wedding at Eton. And I laugh when my son farts.

So perhaps I'm not poncey!

Blandmum Thu 25-Jan-07 16:24:13

Dhs uncle is a Baron (and a plumber which earns him far more cash!)

donnie Thu 25-Jan-07 16:23:14

I say ' lunch' and ' supper'.

is that poncey? my dd says it too.

expatinscotland Thu 25-Jan-07 16:22:13

What is Debretts?

filthymindedvixen Thu 25-Jan-07 16:21:08

I'm in Debretts. All it means is some of my rellies knobbed a (k)nob and are (k)nobs. Doesn't make you poncey.

Poncey would be I refused to marry someone who wasn't in Debretts''

donnie Thu 25-Jan-07 16:20:34

I believe the correct plural is cappuccini.

tirnanog Thu 25-Jan-07 16:18:47

No-Spamalot!

expatinscotland Thu 25-Jan-07 16:17:16

Tiranong, do you live in Camelot?

bossykate Thu 25-Jan-07 16:15:23

oh what are you lot like!

"say somethign poncy about yourself - go on"

translation:

"affirm your affluence and class status here"

tirnanog Thu 25-Jan-07 16:14:49

Actually I really do have a Coat of Arms.And the motto is'Go on yer Good Thing'

Lullabyloo Thu 25-Jan-07 16:09:47

tirnanog Thu 25-Jan-07 16:09:20

Unfortunately,yes.Would like it to be a bit more Judi Dench though.

jura Thu 25-Jan-07 16:08:38

Oh yes, I'll join the Moet refuseniks. Veuve Clicquot is preferred option chez jura.

Lullabyloo Thu 25-Jan-07 16:07:00

Edna Everidge?

Lullabyloo Thu 25-Jan-07 16:05:57

snap to all of that ....but we do shop at waitrose
and the farmers market of course

tirnanog Thu 25-Jan-07 16:03:18

I'm a Dame.

ParanoidAndroid Thu 25-Jan-07 16:03:10

I've got a coat of arms, a family motto, and am in Debretts.

And I only drink Earl Grey or Lapsang Souchong.

On the other hand, I shop in Safeways or Sainsbury's, can't afford Waitrose!

Lullabyloo Thu 25-Jan-07 16:00:41

who said i was a lady?
i'm a duchess

filthymindedvixen Thu 25-Jan-07 15:58:10

ah, but you ain't a real lady, or you'd not brag about it

Lullabyloo Thu 25-Jan-07 15:56:30

and a REAL coat of arms
So Nah de na de nana

Lullabyloo Thu 25-Jan-07 15:53:03

not joking at all and yes just one

anniemac Thu 25-Jan-07 15:53:03

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

kittylette Thu 25-Jan-07 15:49:52

my god, i cant figure out when your all joking or not at all

tirnanog Thu 25-Jan-07 15:49:08

filthymindedvixen Thu 25-Jan-07 15:48:10

ah, no, sorry, it's just a coat. With arms.

filthymindedvixen Thu 25-Jan-07 15:47:42

I have a coat of arms

tirnanog Thu 25-Jan-07 15:46:50

Pah-I Have several all with flags.

tirnanog Thu 25-Jan-07 15:43:33

Only one?

Lullabyloo Thu 25-Jan-07 15:40:58

We have a Turret

finecheese Thu 25-Jan-07 15:40:06

Balls to those special "mum" bags people keep their nappies and general baby refuse in, I just stuff it all into my oversized Mulberry Roxanne handbag daaaarrrrhhhling

Coolmama Thu 25-Jan-07 15:35:30

forget moet or lp -
1996 Bollinger is the only one to drink - a glass a day.

Ellbell Thu 25-Jan-07 15:32:15

Franca, love, you are just Italian! Bet you don't ever drink cappuccino after dinner either, do you?

The funny thing is that I don't have a problem asking for, say, 'three espressos' (if in a cafe in the UK). But 'one panini' just sounds so wrong.

NDP... whoops... Rayburn? (You see, mine is so old and knackered that the name-badge has fallen off. Actually, perhaps I should refer to it as being 'original' or even 'antique', thus gaining a few extra ponce points.)

MrsBadger Thu 25-Jan-07 15:20:48

am pleased (if not entirely surprised) to find that MN is a veritable hotbed of Moet refuseniks.

nailpolish Thu 25-Jan-07 15:17:06

no grief

im just saying if you dont like black tea maybe you are drinking the wrong tea

franca70 Thu 25-Jan-07 15:09:43

in fact

franca70 Thu 25-Jan-07 15:09:10

on fact I have't really deicded whether I'm just a ponce or just italian

bewilderbeast Thu 25-Jan-07 15:06:42

oh I love this thread, have just spent the entire afternoon reading it.

Do I get ponce points for the following:

I will not set foot over the threshold of ASDA, Primark or Newlook and the like. I think morrisons and ASDA smell disgusting

Make own bread cakes and biccies frequently, buy taste the difference the rest of the time, will not do plastic bread. Will not use jars or packets of sauce.

Use Dr Haushka face products

think Moet tastes nasty, prefer lp

will refuse to drink whisky if served in anything other than a whisky tumbler

will not read a tabloid I am a guardianista

Enid Thu 25-Jan-07 14:58:49

at the idea of buying my poussins from Sainsburys

I NEVER buy chicken from the supermarket

farm shops only

suzycreamcheese Thu 25-Jan-07 14:57:57

franco..neither do the italians i beleive
we love expresso..
have my own pot of course..about 3 ways to make coffee and we got into greek coffee too in summer...

expatinscotland Thu 25-Jan-07 14:55:49

Why the grief, naily?

I don't fancy tea w/no milk. I find it minging.

Some people prefer it w/milk and others don't.

franca70 Thu 25-Jan-07 14:53:22

I never drink cappuccino in the afternoon

nailpolish Thu 25-Jan-07 14:53:14

try a different tea then expat

tea is supposed to be drunk without milk ffs

MamaGstring Thu 25-Jan-07 14:50:19

I don't drink milk in tea

expatinscotland Thu 25-Jan-07 14:49:10

Tea is apparently healthier for you without the milk.

But then it just tastes minging.

suzycreamcheese Thu 25-Jan-07 14:48:17

some tea, tea tea HAS to have milk
NO sugar either makes me ill when you taste it yuk....

haven't read the whole thread but

I only drink twinings everyday tea,
wont touch PG tips or the like with a barge pole.
Although I do drink glengettie (loose leaves of course not bags) at my mums.

My friends dh will only drink pellegrino mineral water, but I don't think its that posh tbh they sell it in tesco now.

apart from that Im common as muck

nailpolish Thu 25-Jan-07 14:44:40

actually, tea is best without milk

nailpolish Thu 25-Jan-07 14:44:03

lol jura

suzycreamcheese Thu 25-Jan-07 14:43:46

sheraz..i (and george orwell say after for milk)

jura Thu 25-Jan-07 14:42:32

Have just given the general gist of this to my senior partner. Her contribution:

Never ever watched Big Brother
She has three Mont Blancs in her handbag.

That's why she's the senior partner, of course.

donnie Thu 25-Jan-07 14:28:09

although I am at heart working class and council estate material I do have some poncey ways of which I am proud:

I never read tabloids and will not have Sky in the house.

I know a lot about fine art and the Old Masters

I shop at Waitrose


I hate people who mispronounce words or get them wrong ( eg 'deteriate')

I read a lot and my home is full of books - no trash though, only the Canon.

TinyGang Thu 25-Jan-07 14:27:01

Lol Jura! You win...I'll get me coat

jura Thu 25-Jan-07 14:18:06

anniemac, I would say that the chicken stock fracas would make your dh a 12/10 on the foodponce scale. I thought my dh was bad...

franca70 Thu 25-Jan-07 14:13:33

lol at la dol-che vita!

anniemac Thu 25-Jan-07 14:12:42

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

jura Thu 25-Jan-07 14:08:37

OK, only just seen this. Fantastic thread, have rolled all over the office laughing.

My ponce factors:

Chocolate: G&B? Hotel Chocolat? Oh no, I buy it in Switzerland.
Coffee: never ever instant, and sometimes I buy Jamaican Blue Mountain for the hell of it
Fruit juice: always squeezed, never "made from concentrate".
Wine: I have a share in a vineyard. Buy Champagne by the truckload (well almost - the last time dh bought a load, the invoice showed that the discount was £245!)

Travel: I don't do charter flights, ever. Long haul flights - minimum of premium economy. Trains - if longer than an hour, first class. Oh and I have lounge access in most airports

Don't read tabloids.
Have never ever done the National Lottery.

Jo Malone candles
Regular manicures

In my handbag I have two Mont Blanc pens (one fountain, one ballpoint, natch) in a Mont Blanc leather case.

So, how do I score?



[btw, am total slob in many many other areas]

anniemac Thu 25-Jan-07 13:50:01

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

itsmeNDP Thu 25-Jan-07 13:45:03

you'll


Doh

itsmeNDP Thu 25-Jan-07 13:44:45

EllBell - I think you'ff find it's a Rayburn, my curmudgeonly friend

tirnanog Thu 25-Jan-07 13:43:46

Latti.

suzycreamcheese Thu 25-Jan-07 13:42:46

only make japanese tea in my japanese tea pot
green or hatchi, anyone?

Sheraz Thu 25-Jan-07 13:37:36

I only drink tea from a bone china cup - milk first of course!

suzycreamcheese Thu 25-Jan-07 13:37:28

arfishy
its my birthday on sunday

MrsBadger Thu 25-Jan-07 13:35:29

[makes note]

when ordering a round of coffee for collegaues should one therefore ask for 'two espressi and three cappucini'? And what is the correct plural of latte?

Ellbell Thu 25-Jan-07 13:35:17

I also boycott the cafe that calls itself (kind you not - Franca, you might want to look away now..)

La dol-che vita

[wince]

Ellbell Thu 25-Jan-07 13:31:29

It's 'panino'.

Of course, to really get my blood boiling it just takes a sign advertising "Panini's" and "Cappachino".

MrsBadger Thu 25-Jan-07 13:27:56

so tell me [admits ignorance]
what is the singular of panini? Paninus? Panina?

franca70 Thu 25-Jan-07 13:27:01

Ellbell, panini drives me mad too!

hatwoman Thu 25-Jan-07 13:14:24

Taliban is plural too. I had a really fight with myself when apporving a report recently "the Taliban is" or "the Taleban are"....damn it was difficult.

Ellbell Thu 25-Jan-07 13:10:02

Ooh, I've just thought...

I am a well-known grammar curmudgeon

I refuse to ask for 'a panini' (panini is plural, doncha know)

DD1 has a 9-letter first name and an 11-letter surname

I buy my meat from a farm shop

I have a Raeburn (lower ponce points than an Aga, though), not least because it's old and rusty and needs to be treated with a lot of TLC

I think I may have dragged my ponce factor up from zero to about 3.5

lol at this thread, can't believe I missed it
am guilty of a lot of these and also I speak French at home

Ellbell Thu 25-Jan-07 12:53:07

The more I read this thread, the more I am forced to the conclusion that...

I am dead common!

expatinscotland Thu 25-Jan-07 11:46:15

I'm befuddled.

We got our wing mirrors panned in Dundee, though.

itsmeNDP Thu 25-Jan-07 11:38:52

Oh blimey, I appear to have started a mini controversy

OK According to Scottish Enterprise this is the area " Tayside" covers:

Tayside covers 3,000 sq miles including Angus, city of Dundee and Perth & Kinross. The quality of the environment, first class education, excellent transport links and affordable housing make Tayside a very desirable place for businesses and residents alike

AeFondKiss Thu 25-Jan-07 11:30:29

I like the dundonian accent

is that non-poncey?

itsmeNDP Thu 25-Jan-07 11:28:40

maily ? Of course I meant naily

arfishy Thu 25-Jan-07 11:28:24

I send people Fortnum & Mason hampers for their birthday.

I only wear certificated VVS1 or above diamonds.

itsmeNDP Thu 25-Jan-07 11:26:44

maily, am on main pc now. Have just replied to your email. Is everything ok ?

Sorry about my crappola Scottish geography

ItsMeMellowma Thu 25-Jan-07 11:26:24

I have no idea where Angus or Tayside are???

I need to travel more, in Scotland....

expatinscotland Thu 25-Jan-07 11:25:26

Huh?

I'm confused, too!

B/c map always says Angus, but then, like naily said, if you go to BBC Scotland news site, it says 'Tayside'.

AeFondKiss Thu 25-Jan-07 11:24:03

yes expat, she posted it about fifty times too

expatinscotland Thu 25-Jan-07 11:23:31

We pay council tax to City of Edinburgh council, but the police are 'Lothians and Borders'.

Things curious and curiouser.

nailpolish Thu 25-Jan-07 11:23:11

ok

expatinscotland Thu 25-Jan-07 11:22:48

We own an RAC map that also says it's in Angus.

nailpolish Thu 25-Jan-07 11:21:42

well thats a shit map then

you leave dundee and it says "thanks for visiting dundee" then beside it it says "now you are in angus, welcome!"

and i know cos i live there (angus)

and i pay my council tax to angus council, if i lived in dundee it would be tayside and dundee city council

According to the map it's in Angus!!

map o' scotland

nailpolish Thu 25-Jan-07 11:16:03

dundee is not in angus

its in tayside

expatinscotland Thu 25-Jan-07 11:15:14

No, it's miles from Dundee, which is in Angus.

Dornoch is WAY north, in the Highlands.

A RED AGA ...really !!!

I have an old range it's black !!!

tirnanog Thu 25-Jan-07 11:13:08

A red one.

I say "five and twenty past /to" and not 25 past / to whatever ....

nailpolish Thu 25-Jan-07 11:11:57

no ndp its really quite far

now, did you get my email? it doesnt matter now anyway, im off

expatinscotland Thu 25-Jan-07 11:11:45

Make sure you buy him a suit of armour to go wi' it, NDP .

That's where the Home Office is, where I had to go to get one of my visas.

It was a hole!

itsmeNDP Thu 25-Jan-07 11:11:21

I thought Dornoch was nearish to Dundee

nailpolish Thu 25-Jan-07 11:11:08

dornoch is effin miles away! and north of inverness the accent is beautiful

itsmeNDP Thu 25-Jan-07 11:10:38

DH is (embarrassingly) fond of shouting 'Govan' at the top of his voice in a Rab C Nesbitt stylee whenever someone mentions Glasgow on the TV. I'm thinking of buying him a weekend break in Govan for his 40th birthday

nailpolish Thu 25-Jan-07 11:10:33

er excuse me im scottish and posh

BUT im not a snob, or a reverse snob

there si a difference

expatinscotland Thu 25-Jan-07 11:10:30

Dornoch's in the Highlands. Skibo Castle is outside of it.

We have a student from there and he's a lovely boy.

He just sounds like a Highlander, though.

tirnanog Thu 25-Jan-07 11:10:16

I have an AGA.

nailpolish Thu 25-Jan-07 11:09:38

where is dornoch?

i love most scottish accents, dundonian is awful

im dundonian, i just dont sound like one

i now wish i had never brought this up

itsmeNDP Thu 25-Jan-07 11:09:22

lol

expatinscotland Thu 25-Jan-07 11:08:48

NDP
I started a thread on posh Scottish accents, and one poster wrote to the effect of, 'Is there such a thing? Really?'

itsmeNDP Thu 25-Jan-07 11:08:27

np, am on he laptop so not near my email..... Will fire up the pc and check [sile]

expatinscotland Thu 25-Jan-07 11:08:04

Too bad it tastes so vile, though .

Peppermint tea, that is.

I work in an office full of ponces. There's all this nettle, dandelion, peppermint, Yogi, chamomile and roobush tea all in the staff area.

itsmeNDP Thu 25-Jan-07 11:07:57

np, my friend's gran lived in Dornoch (sp) and she had a very posh Scottish accent [puzzled]

nailpolish Thu 25-Jan-07 11:07:31

ndp did you get my email?

itsmeNDP Thu 25-Jan-07 11:06:51

steppy, peppermint tea is natually caffeine free

nailpolish Thu 25-Jan-07 11:05:13

THANK YOU fimbo, sweetie

Pruni Thu 25-Jan-07 11:04:53

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expatinscotland Thu 25-Jan-07 11:01:32

I can't hear a Dundonian accent, but DH can.

At a supermarket in Perth, he asked an employee where the microwave popcorn was. The chap had DH repeat himself twice.

DH walked away, later remarking, 'Sad Dundee chap. They canny speak English there.'

Yeah. Pot calling kettle black there.

The only tea in this house is Green, Camomile and earl grey,
We have no instant coffee just fairtrade posh decaf stuff,
The only booze I drink is Veuve Champagne, I sleep on white egyptian cotton bed linen, I only burn posh candles as the fragrance is much nicer, I still call my parents 'mummy and daddy' and...
... I live in a modest 3 bed semi

Fimbo Thu 25-Jan-07 10:59:47

If (big if) we ever move back to Scotland, we will not be residing in Dundee purely so as the dc do not pick up the accent.

Steppy1 Thu 25-Jan-07 10:59:06

Will only drink twinings earl grey (with a smidge of skimmed milk) or peppermint decaf (NO milk !!)

Park the car in our garaaage darling (NOT garridge!!)

and will only buy the childrens school shoes from Ecco

(all above can be very equally cancelled out by some pretty disgusting habits though )

suzycreamcheese Thu 25-Jan-07 10:58:08

..its a fair cop..n'all guv..just dont make me conceive...aaahhhh......

folic acid, anyone?

itsmeNDP Thu 25-Jan-07 10:54:05

rofl suzy

I put the recycling out in Ocado bags and recycle the Asda ones at Tesco.

I only buy white goods/kitchen appliances/computer stuff/mobile phones etc from John Lewis.

Sausages come from the butcher, not the supermarket.

I didn’t know until this thread you could get instant tea! The very idea!

I met a 19 year old who had never had an avocado and I judged her.

suzycreamcheese Thu 25-Jan-07 10:53:12

ndp..guilty as charged at not reading thread properly m'lud
ten days in the conception threads, take her away...

tirnanog Thu 25-Jan-07 10:48:36

Ah,I too call it a mantelshelf!

expatinscotland Thu 25-Jan-07 10:48:06

Erm, yes, hence, 10.40 post followed by a .

As in, this is a joke that you can get a packet for summer house here.

TinyGang Thu 25-Jan-07 10:47:44

Awww MI that's so lovely though!

itsmeNDP Thu 25-Jan-07 10:47:04

nailpolish Thu 25-Jan-07 10:46:40

yes i know, suzy and ndp, but i didnt think she was listening

motherinferior Thu 25-Jan-07 10:45:44

I have made individual mini gingerbread men (with fair traded ginger and organic butter and flour) for DD1 to give out in class instead of sweets on her birthday.

itsmeNDP Thu 25-Jan-07 10:45:35

Ahem

I think both of you, suzy and np, will find that I was the first to put expat straight on the glazed shed issue

expatinscotland Thu 25-Jan-07 10:45:06

Yes, I know, NP. And that could go for a packet here!

Hence, the cartoon in the Evening News, with a wheelie bin with a sign on it reading 'Under Offer', and one councillor saying to another, 'Well, at least we got £100,000 for it.'

suzycreamcheese Thu 25-Jan-07 10:44:32

bugs
i call it the mantelpeice!
it is a mantelpeice, what on earth else could someone call it the shelf at the top of the fireplace..rolls off the tongue lol

CheesyFeet Thu 25-Jan-07 10:44:28

Erm... I am slowly losing my Blackpool accent. Not very poncey but I am struggling to think of anything else.

Time to ponce up a bit methinks

suzycreamcheese Thu 25-Jan-07 10:43:16

oh and dont store butter in fridge, in butter dish spare in fridge..
got to be spreadable, but i hate the spreadable s they make...wary of that stuff..

Bugsy2 Thu 25-Jan-07 10:43:05

I sound old fashioned posh - like newsreaders used to in the 1950s!
I always say "I beg your pardon" & never pardon.
I call the thing above the fireplace, the mantelshelf.

suzycreamcheese Thu 25-Jan-07 10:42:16

np i just said that!

nailpolish Thu 25-Jan-07 10:41:14

expat

a summerhouse is shed with a window

expatinscotland Thu 25-Jan-07 10:40:19

If you had a summerhouse here, you'd be rich!

YOu could easily get £100,000 for it.

And then you could afford to buy a fridge for butter

suzycreamcheese Thu 25-Jan-07 10:38:59

expat, offski?
are you heading off to your summerhouse w/ lump of local butter?

expatinscotland Thu 25-Jan-07 10:38:38

I think Sean still has a place here, though.

Probably in the New Town somewhere.

Maybe next to Joke McConnell or that.

My work colleague says he's a wifebeater.

nailpolish Thu 25-Jan-07 10:35:26

ok

expatinscotland Thu 25-Jan-07 10:34:46

It's too Dickensonian, bourgeois and poncey.

expatinscotland Thu 25-Jan-07 10:34:15

Haven't you heard some of the way some people speak here?

They don't all speak like Sean Connery, and it's a good thing, because he sounds like a knob, anyhow.

I can't wait to see the back of this place, though.

suzycreamcheese Thu 25-Jan-07 10:33:31

no expat.. it comes by boat anyway..i always bought it even when really really skint..

like a bit of bread w/ my butter...

and summerhouse is garden shed w/ windows
gazebo is open sides w/ roof and roses..
basically i think

Lizzylou Thu 25-Jan-07 10:30:53

I make my own chestnut stuffing at Christmas with fresh chestnuts and spend blooming ages peeling them.

Not poncey just a waste of time and effort (and wrecks your hands)

nailpolish Thu 25-Jan-07 10:30:30

expat, i would too if i lived in Edinburgh, but my dd's are in serious trouble if the develop a dundonian accent
<hard stare>

expatinscotland Thu 25-Jan-07 10:29:02

Oh, it's a gazebo!

Those are cool.

Say NO to excessive food miles! Go local!

Loshad Thu 25-Jan-07 10:28:42

I had a simply super session with my dressage trainer yesterday (who also trains a British team member of course [snurk emoticon]) using my Albion Saddle,

suzycreamcheese Thu 25-Jan-07 10:23:34

expat..
naw..its lurpak OKAY??

TinyGang Thu 25-Jan-07 10:22:08

Lol Expat. No not another home - a little wooden shed in their garden where they have a cup of tea! My mum call it her Summer house and dh takes the piss mercilessly

suzycreamcheese Thu 25-Jan-07 10:22:06

i buy hand roasted coffee beans from the man who does it himself..

instant coffee is just pure vile drain sludge in granule form

earl grey w/ lemon
organic peppermint tea
redbush
fairtrade clipper for normal

Anchovy Thu 25-Jan-07 10:22:04

When DS was nearly 3 and at his tantrummingly irrational best, we were on holiday in Norfolk (which presumably has a ponce-ability rating itself) and I told DS we needed to go to the supermarket. He burst into tears in the entrance to - gulp - Safeway and started whimpering "I thought you said we were going to Waitrose". (The ponce-ometer rises).

And I told that story to the Chairman of WAitrose over dinner (Ping - the ponce-ometer hits the bell at the top).

itsmeNDP Thu 25-Jan-07 10:21:19

lol @ expat's misunderstanding

Summerhouse is another word for a glazed shed !

expatinscotland Thu 25-Jan-07 10:20:06

Lurpak is suspect because IME it goes melty faster than Graham's, a local brand we buy.

Lurpak is imported.

Say NO to excessive food miles!

suzycreamcheese Thu 25-Jan-07 10:18:53

its not butter its lurpak

itsmeNDP Thu 25-Jan-07 10:18:33

I am seriously considering privateely educating my DD.

I don't drink tea/coffee, only organic peppermint tea

expatinscotland Thu 25-Jan-07 10:18:10

'summer house'.

is that like 'holiday home'.

why don't people just call it their 'other house'.

my dad's got three of them.

expatinscotland Thu 25-Jan-07 10:15:22

I let my daughters speak how they please.

Because I know, when they go to America, no one's going to give a flying £"$%, all they'll hear is 'Scottish accent' and they'll have the men queued up just on that alone.

Lizzylou Thu 25-Jan-07 10:14:39

NP, I am struggling to stop my DS picking up a northern accent and he is always complimented on how "posh" he sounds.

TinyGang Thu 25-Jan-07 10:11:55

My parents have a 'summer house'. (Dh insists on calling it their shed)

bundle Thu 25-Jan-07 10:08:18

oh yes naily, loose, we don't really do bags any more..

nailpolish Thu 25-Jan-07 10:05:47

i only drink earl grey, and loose

i refuse to let my children take on the local accent or dialect to its full extent

bundle Thu 25-Jan-07 09:56:24

<<hijack, califrau
I have some cow earrings from a friend, who now lives in Berkeley but is from the cheese state of Wisconsin>>

foxtrot Thu 25-Jan-07 09:56:02

Nutella, not chocolate spread
Butter, not spread, marg or anything else

Dinosaur Thu 25-Jan-07 09:55:36

I went to Oxford.

Themoon66 - Tell me which colour and I'll get her to nick the Dior lippie to order !!!

DD was fairly poncey the other day after going to AN Others house - " Their bread was a funny colour mummy" "Really" say's I thinking mmm - orange? sky blue pink with dots on?? " Yes - it was .... WHITE" !!

CAMy Thu 25-Jan-07 09:44:56

At least 7, FIT

We, poncily, have lunch and supper

foundintranslation Thu 25-Jan-07 09:41:32

This is about the only thread I've got the energy to read right now and I'm loving it.

Er....
ds has only ever had organic food
I have hatwoman's aversion to labels
Wouldn't touch instant coffee
We have several pots of home-grown organic basil on the kitchen windowsill
er...
that's it. Ponce factor 6?

TinyGang Thu 25-Jan-07 09:32:58

These are great!

I inwardly wince when people call lunch 'dinner' and dinner 'tea'.

We go camping, but I hate it and am like Margo from the Good Life about the whole 'roughing it' thing.

expatinscotland Thu 25-Jan-07 09:23:50

My children are not poncey.

MrsJohnCusack Thu 25-Jan-07 00:41:27

oh I remember that story from before about Waitrose hatwoman - hilarious!

hatwoman Thu 25-Jan-07 00:37:48

yep. spanish stew. with chorizo in it. what will they think of next

hatwoman Thu 25-Jan-07 00:36:55

MrsJ - that's wonderful!

JanH Thu 25-Jan-07 00:36:22

chorizo? stew? I thought it was Spanish sausage?

hatwoman Thu 25-Jan-07 00:36:09

and then there was the time when I was being all middle class and poncey on the train, trying to see if dd could read any words from the newspaper. having very little luck (not that many headlines with "cat" or "dog" in) until I turned the page and dd's eyes lit up "I know what that says" she shouted with a huge excited grin. "it says WAITROSE"

Aloha Thu 25-Jan-07 00:35:26

I buy clothes for them from Tulip & Nettle, which is uber-poncey. Knickerbockers and 'hero' shirts. I bought the latter, by the way.
I am poncily proud they love olives and feta cheese.

MrsJohnCusack Thu 25-Jan-07 00:35:16

my 6 year old niece is a fabulous ponce too
when I asked her how often she and her sister went riding, she said 'oh every weekend that we're not in France or skiing'
love it

hatwoman Thu 25-Jan-07 00:33:44

children being poncey brings us into a whole different league. I can remember the first time I heard of chorizo, it was 2000 and I was 30. and I thought the sandwich shop in question ought to make cler it was meat in its stew, for the sake of unwitting vegetarians. dd2 clamoured for it before she could even say it. it was her favourite pudding and she's shout for it from her waitrose trolley.

Aloha Thu 25-Jan-07 00:33:05

Oh, and this is very, very poncy in a dull middle-class way, I had a proper punch and judy man for ds's birthday.

hatwoman Thu 25-Jan-07 00:31:17

I thought that too ellbell. just think of all those wasted food miles whilst it goes from field to wherever it gets packed and back to swedishmum's house, she's surely under an obligation to just help herself

Aloha Thu 25-Jan-07 00:30:55

My children are poncy. My son's (aged five)current favourite activity is translating English into French via Google language tools, my almost-two-year-old daughter (who owns three cashmere sweaters) said today, 'I don't want to go to my house. I want to eat cafe food' and they both clamour to be taken to Daisy & Tom's on the King's Road to watch the Peter and the Wolf puppet show, which sends them into ecstasies. My daughter also wears vintage Victorian dresses in summer.

Ellbell Thu 25-Jan-07 00:29:20

Swedishmum... you've been had. You want to just jump over the fence at dead of night and scrump the bleedin' veg!

[Ellbell forfeits all ponce points]

hatwoman Thu 25-Jan-07 00:29:02

and I have a Steinway.

magicfarawaytree Thu 25-Jan-07 00:24:03

I had a suite a the hilton hotel, park lane. my boss only got a room.!

hatwoman Thu 25-Jan-07 00:23:44

I know how to pronounce Moet et Chandon. and why.
I refuse to wear labels.
I had a wormery for Christmas from dh whilst his PA had a Gucci handbag.
I have a dh who booked two flights to come home from ski-ing in case the snow really is crap
I have a penchant for that truffle fed chorizo that's actually more expensive than gold (but loose a point for not being able to remember its name)
My children's names have an implicit reference to their Scottish ancestry.

magicfarawaytree Thu 25-Jan-07 00:23:22

I dont consider something proper choloate unless it is 70%

sandcastles Thu 25-Jan-07 00:23:14

I've had tea at The Ritz

magicfarawaytree Thu 25-Jan-07 00:21:16

I warm my cup before making tea.
I alway pronounce my 'th's
i call my mother 'mummy'
In our house we have fruit tea, normal instant, decaf tea, green tean and peppermint tea.
we always sit at the table for meals

MrsJohnCusack Thu 25-Jan-07 00:16:34

I LOVE this thread
Am guilty of many items of ponciness that have already been mentioned.
now I live in NZ my ponciness has been enhanced beautifully.

hunkermunker Thu 25-Jan-07 00:14:28

Class as I live and breathe, Greeny

Greensleeves Thu 25-Jan-07 00:07:08

I usually only fart when dh is out of the room or asleep

swedishmum Wed 24-Jan-07 23:52:33

I had letters after my name before I did my A levels (LTCL - music diploma)
My coffee machine (Pavoni) is the same as the one on Ab FAb though I had mine first.
I only buy presents for teachers from Carluccio's or White Company.
The contents of our organic box are grown just across the field from our house.

funkimummy Wed 24-Jan-07 20:37:29

Um let me see....

I only use clarins for my skincare routine.

I re-trained at a private college as a beauty therapist because I got bored of my job in the City one day! (I don't do either now!!)

I don't drink tea or coffee....just water.

I went to a private school in the middle east when I was a child.

Ponce factor.......7?

The fact that I drive an Astra and shop at Asda or Morrisons? Reduce that by 3.

So by my mathematical genius that makes me a 4!!

controlfreaky2 Wed 24-Jan-07 20:11:10

mrs b, i hang around the inns of court... tel me what she looks like and i'll trip her up if i see her.....

pointydog Wed 24-Jan-07 20:08:33

I post on mumsnet regularly.

Muminfife Wed 24-Jan-07 20:00:12

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PrincessPeaHead Wed 24-Jan-07 19:41:52

oh forgot about the racehorse...
where to start, where to start, that is the thing

Oati Wed 24-Jan-07 19:40:42

wot no racehorse mention yet PPH?

PrincessPeaHead Wed 24-Jan-07 19:39:36

maybe if you spelt "lunch" and "britannia" right we'd be more impressed

Califrau Wed 24-Jan-07 19:26:48

In the case of Parmesan - I have to know where it came from. I doubt anyone from Wisconsin (The CHEESE State!) has ever been. I lived there. No authentification, no cheese.

FluffyMummy123 Wed 24-Jan-07 19:20:28

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lacrimosa Wed 24-Jan-07 19:15:14

I have had luch with the queen on the royal yacht Britania xx(ooh maybe thats not poncy enough!)

Pann Wed 24-Jan-07 19:11:05

I know I am a ponce as I was told I am, when I asked the barman to clear some 'deris' off a chair before I sat on it in a public house. In the course of doing so he grunted under his proletarian breath "feckin' ponce.."....I replied loudly, "I know".

I also INSIST people drink lager from glasses rather than from the bottle, I specialise in expensive moisturisers, have the baked beans beside the toast, not on it......and only wipe boggies on surfaces where they will not be found until they are completly dried out. See?

turquoise Wed 24-Jan-07 18:47:03

turq ready for a sedate breaststroke, head rearing out like Nessie

(actually I meant I never wash my face with water).

bundle Wed 24-Jan-07 18:42:01

dh calls it The Lavatory

FluffyMummy123 Wed 24-Jan-07 18:35:16

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FatFikAndFugly Wed 24-Jan-07 18:33:16

<snurk>
I believe moggeling is v low brow
<titter, runs>

FluffyMummy123 Wed 24-Jan-07 18:32:08

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treacletart Wed 24-Jan-07 18:24:03

I will only buy white loo roll - and I don't call it toilet tissue

turquoise Wed 24-Jan-07 18:20:34

I drink jasmine green tea.
Won't set foot in a public swimming pool (or allow the dcs in)
Never ever get water on my face.

<heads off to anti-ponce thread with far more to offer there>

CocoLoco Wed 24-Jan-07 18:15:42

My older boys won't eat anything from fast food places, and my youngest asks for sushi as an after school snack.

AND our local 'drop in and get some milk on the way home' shop is supplier of seafood/fish/meat to poncey restaurateurs like Heston Blumenthal.

Blandmum Wed 24-Jan-07 18:08:23

Oh, I had tea with a millionaire last weekend!

I fed him ham and cheese sandwiches and left over frozen nibbles from xmas.....which must have been a bit of a culture shock for him

Blandmum Wed 24-Jan-07 18:06:57

I was so left wing I glowed in the dark, was feminist and Welsh. I ticked lots of their minority boxes.

nvere managed the lesbian one, just too darned het!

twoisenoughmum Wed 24-Jan-07 18:05:27

Today I returned some clothes lent by nursery when DS wet himself. 1st bag I grabbed to put them in was Tesco. I put it back and rummaged around until I found an Ocado bag.

JoolsToo Wed 24-Jan-07 18:05:18

is it poncey not to swear?

nogoes Wed 24-Jan-07 18:04:21

I don't do instant tea or coffee.
I regularly have smoked salmon sarnies for lunch (although I did say sarnie so not sure if that counts).
I only use elemis skincare products.
When I asked ds (2.5) what he fancied for tea he asked for chick pea curry .

FluffyMummy123 Wed 24-Jan-07 18:04:04

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beckybrastraps Wed 24-Jan-07 18:03:13

Which is the snobbiest university in London?

Mercy Wed 24-Jan-07 18:03:07

pmsl Hunker!

Or Cross Stitch Collage?

beckybrastraps Wed 24-Jan-07 18:00:36

MB - claming to be the 'token leftie' of Oxford's snobbiest college is supremely poncey..

I went to the snobbiest uni in London, me and my flatmates used to give dinner parties with fresh seafood (live lobsters in the fridge and everything).
I also flew Virgin Atlantic Upper Class both ways for my honeymoon. It was DH's first ever flight so imagine his face at the British Midland Economy seats on the following year's holiday.

Blandmum Wed 24-Jan-07 17:54:12